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Book: A Field Guide to Flowering Plants of The Mekal Hills, Central India

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Book Description

The Mekal Hill Area is an abode of great plant diversity that plays integral part in the sustenance and economic welfare of its inhabitant, a majority of which consists of different tribal groups. The book is a compilation of information on proper identification of flowering plants of the in the and around areas of Mekal Hills, up to the genus and family level. Apart from hitherto scattered listing of the flora of the region rarely, any thing has been written on the aspects related with of the identification of these plants in the field. It is an easy to use identification guide for the youngsters, naturalists as well as researchers. The book contains descriptions of 410 flowering plant, including morphological notes and images. The book is intended to rejuvenate the interest of the plant lovers, that is, from beginner to expert in an authentic way by following standard identification protocols. 

Table of Content

  • Introduction and Study Area 
  • Materials and Method 
  • Results 
  • The Account of Taxa Encountered During the Study 
  • Taxonomy and Description 
  • Discussion 
  • Conclusion 
  • References

About The Authors

Shivaji Chaudhary

Mr. Shivaji Chaudhry is currently working as an Assistant Professor at the Department of Environmental Science, Indira Gandhi National Tribal University. He has started his research life from G.B. Pant Institute of Himalayan Environment and Development as a research scholar and Technician. He has been recipient of number of National and International Fellowship. He has contributed 8 book chapters, 15 research papers, 54 IUCN redlist assessments. He has also completed 5 national and international consultancies. He contributed 2 new species of freshwater fishes and also reviewed 84 freshwater fishes of Eastern Himalaya. He has interests in biodiversity, taxonomy and ecology of plants and animals.

Naveen Kumar Sharma

Dr. Naveen Kumar Sharma is presently serving as a Professor at the Department of Botany. He did his M.Sc. in Botany with first class from the Banaras Hindu University and obtained his Doctoral degree from Jiwaji University, Gwalior. He has been in teaching profession since 2001. He did his post-doctoral training from the University of Austin, Texas USA. He has authored 42 research papers and 3 books, and has completed 2 projects. He is a life member of International Organization of Plant Proteomics, Japan.

Nidhan Singh

Dr. Nidhan Singh obtained his Masters and Doctorate in Botany from Kurukshetra University, Kurukshetra, Haryana (India). He started his career as Assistant Professor at the Department of Botany, I.B. (PG) College, Panipat in 2006. He is presently serving as a senior Assistant Professor and Head, Department of Botany and Biotechnology. He is actively contributing to the floristic research of India through his regular explorations of Western Himalayas and other parts of country. He is one of the most active members and moderators of the efloraofindia (Google group) and his contributions can be seen by visiting He has also contributed for many pages to Dr. Nidhan Singh has published many research papers in journals of repute and presented his research papers in many National and International conferences.

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